Joe Diffie’s Daughter Sings His Song “Home” To Honor Her Dad After His Passing
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Joe Diffie’s daughter Kara is finding comfort through music, specifically her daddy’s music. In a video posted to Instagram on April 2, 2020, Kara performed one of her dad’s songs a cappella.
She captioned the post, “For my dad…”
Kara goes on to sing the first 2 verses of the song.
The only thing I see ahead
Is just the heat rising off the road.
The rainbows I’ve been chasing keep
On fading ‘fore I find my pot of gold.
And more and more I’m thinking that
The only treasures that I’ll ever know
Are long ago and far behind
Wrapped up in my memories of home.
The song she performed titled “Home” was Joe Diffie’s debut single in August of 1990. The song rose to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was the first song to be released from his debut album A Thousand Winding Roads.
Joe Diffie passed away at the age of 61 on Sunday (March 29) from complications of COVID-19.
Diffie was a staple of ’90s country music. From 1990 to 2004 Diffie charted 35 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and had five number one songs: “Home,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Bigger Than The Beatles,” and his longest-lasting number-one song “Pickup Man.”
Diffie won a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1999 and won a CMA Award in 1993 for Vocal Event of the Year.
In a statement posted to Facebook on the day of his death, Kara explained that the loss of her dad was so “sudden and tragic” that she had “no words.”
On March 31, 2020, Kara posted on Instagram a photo of a quote with the caption:
“Still reeling… my heart is heavy but I am feeling immensely proud to be a #diffiekid. Missing my daddy.”
Watch Kara Diffie below performing her daddy’s hit song “Home.”